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How to open 98 cadillac trunk without keys

We had locked our only set of keys in our trunk and found it is literally impossible to get through the back seat to the trunk and the trunk release latch would not work and neither would the glove box release. We pulled the negative cable off the battery and left off for about 2 minutes and when we put it back on it reset all functions and trunk latch worked again. Hope this helps someone else.

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My advice would be to contact your local automotive club or a towing company and pay a very nominal fee to have the door opened.
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